More On-Panel Demos!

It irks me that certain characters have lots of hyperbole attached to their powerset but don't get to showcase them on-panel for whatever reason. It leaves much to the imagination, which is healthy but when it comes to debate, not much to draw on other than blanket statements like "the power of 1000 suns" (what

is that?!). Really well-illustrated characters that I like with few showings include Roma - daughter of Merlyn and omnimatrix/guardian of the omniverse, Yuga Khan - father to Darkseid, Llan - an evil beyond god or devil. Even characters with more appearances rarely get written with opportunities to showcase their actual potential. For example, the Phoenix power-level is always debatable because the force rarely exhibits any skillset other than the amplification of the host's innate powers + fire manipulation. I guess, time and space travel as well, but nothing that demonstrates it to be an essential force in the universe on par with the Abstracts or a feeding Galactus. I mean we have Roma who is daughter to the greatest sorcerer of legend and has proven to be an omniversal constant (appearances following death at the hands/lips of Abraxas), but most of her endeavors involve ordering the Captain Britains around and because of the advanced technology at her disposal, who's to say whether an act of her is magic and innate or scientific.

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DC's Nebula????

DC vs Marvel fights are fun to envision. As social beings we unconsciously draw thoughts, concepts and perspective from a collective bank. Little is truly irreverent and the only way to avoid being inspired is to never be born. Even a human child that never interacts with other humans will create what could be viewed as art/artifacts posthumously because music comes from sound which comes from existence. So comic writers, try as they might, can't NOT take fragments from the wholes of other writers to create and flesh out new creations. Gladiator of Shiar in Marvel was most definitely spawned from the legacy of DC's Superman: same power set, costume template, high code of honor. And what a great concept! Imagine the Man of Steel without a dependence on a yellow sun and his only vulnerability is his confidence in himself. Awesome!

In my DC vs Marvel, Nedula of Marvel would need to face a DC adversary of the spaceways (so ripped from the adventures of the New Gods or Teen Titans or Legion of Superheroes or Green Lantern or some massive universal crossover crisis). Definitely a villain, someone motivated by a grudge, vendetta or compensation of sorts. Maxima would be one consideration and I think with preparations and knowledge of Maxima's powerset, Nebula would utilize her weapons and soldiers thoroughly to erase the Queen of Almerac from existence. It would be a good fight too. But Maxima has been both hero and villain and has always been dedicated to the future of her throne, hence the hunt for the perfect groom and obsession with Superman. Nebula is unabashed evil. She is a member of the most merciless bounties in the universe. Another consideration is Blackfire, the space pirate and older sister to Starfire. Blackfire likewise has always been an extension of other more developed characters, in this case Starfire. Blackfire is driven and murderous. She employs obediant followers through fear and spreads her reign of terror for the joy of misery as much as for the spoils. Again, however, Blackfire has been retconned to be misunderstood and eventually she and Starfire bury the hatch against a common threat against Tamaran and take the throne jointly. Scratch. Another angle to branch ideas off from though would be the lineage issue. Both Nebula's father and grandfather refute any relation to the space pirate. In the DC universe, a similarly-driven to accumulate power and fear as acknowledgement of lineage baddie exists -- Grayven. The youngest son to Darkseid of Apokalips who used his life in obscurity conquering races and planets as he approached Apokalips in order to make his presence and ambition very apparent to his father. Nebula and Thanos bear a resemblance closer than Thanos to his brother or father just as Grayven resembles Darkseid more than his two confirmed sons Orion or Kalibak do. And Nebula has always been out to out-Thanos Thanos through murder and cruelty just as Grayven sought to overthrow Darkseid just as Darkseid had done to his father Yuga Khan.

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DC's Nebula????

DC vs Marvel fights are fun to envision. As social beings we unconsciously draw thoughts, concepts and perspective from a collective bank. Little is truly irreverent and the only way to avoid being inspired is to never be born. Even a human child that never interacts with other humans will create what could be viewed as art/artifacts posthumously because music comes from sound which comes from existence. So comic writers, try as they might, can't NOT take fragments from the wholes of other writers to create and flesh out new creations. Gladiator of Shiar in Marvel was most definitely spawned from the legacy of DC's Superman: same power set, costume template, high code of honor. And what a great concept! Imagine the Man of Steel without a dependence on a yellow sun and his only vulnerability is his confidence in himself. Awesome!

In my DC vs Marvel, Nedula of Marvel would need to face a DC adversary of the spaceways (so ripped from the adventures of the New Gods or Teen Titans or Legion of Superheroes or Green Lantern or some massive universal crossover crisis). Definitely a villain, someone motivated by a grudge, vendetta or compensation of sorts. Maxima would be one consideration and I think with preparations and knowledge of Maxima's powerset, Nebula would utilize her weapons and soldiers thoroughly to erase the Queen of Almerac from existence. It would be a good fight too. But Maxima has been both hero and villain and has always been dedicated to the future of her throne, hence the hunt for the perfect groom and obsession with Superman. Nebula is unabashed evil. She is a member of the most merciless bounties in the universe. Another consideration is Blackfire, the space pirate and older sister to Starfire. Blackfire likewise has always been an extension of other more developed characters, in this case Starfire. Blackfire is driven and murderous. She employs obediant followers through fear and spreads her reign of terror for the joy of misery as much as for the spoils. Again, however, Blackfire has been retconned to be misunderstood and eventually she and Starfire bury the hatch against a common threat against Tamaran and take the throne jointly. Scratch. Another angle to branch ideas off from though would be the lineage issue. Both Nebula's father and grandfather refute any relation to the space pirate. In the DC universe, a similarly-driven to accumulate power and fear as acknowledgement of lineage baddie exists -- Grayven. The youngest son to Darkseid of Apokalips who used his life in obscurity conquering races and planets as he approached Apokalips in order to make his presence and ambition very apparent to his father. Nebula and Thanos bear a resemblance closer than Thanos to his brother or father just as Grayven resembles Darkseid more than his two confirmed sons Orion or Kalibak do. And Nebula has always been out to out-Thanos Thanos through murder and cruelty just as Grayven sought to overthrow Darkseid just as Darkseid had done to his father Yuga Khan.

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Nebula in the spotlight

I am considering a battle scenario against Nebula, deadly space commander who has killed millions and destroyed Firelord's homeworld of Xander. Nebula like most female characters has always been an extension of a more popular male character who is more deeply developed. Nebula always clained Thanos of Titan as her grandfather and even her direct parentage remained murky. Nebula was bloodthirsty and she was placed among Gamora's league of deadliest female warriors, The Graces. That story arc never fleshed out and the reasons for these disparate lady aggressors to join forces never gathered much dust. Cerise of former Excalibur membership suddenly reenters relevance and considered on par with 2 combatants dedicated to the murder of Thanos, someone who has gained omnipotence on multiple occasions, as well as a planet colonizer and an alleged Celestial buster. But back to Nebula, writers who exploit her character history would have a field day with her obsessive compulsion for recognition that has fuelled the cold murderer that momentarily achieved absolute authority when she grasped the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos' clutches.

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